Establishment of the commercial company rtmr (reinkensmeier, trading, managing, research).
Initially as a sole proprietorship: representation of national and international industrial and commercial companies in wooden, plastic and metal materials.
Fantoni Italy sales office for the wood-based material MDF.
Conversion of the agency into a GmbH (limited-liability company) with Klaus Reinkensmeier as managing director.
Additional Alfatherm Italy sales office for decorative PVC foils for the 3D coating of MDF.
This was followed by: Opening up the Asian markets for purchasing screws; Expanding to include purchasing of furniture accessories such as hinges, runners, handles; Establishing purchasing of school desks and ceramic and cast-mineral washbasins.
Establishment of own warehousing capabilities through a forwarding warehouse to allow us to supply customers quickly, continuously and on-demand.
Relocation to larger and more-representative office premises at Ohmstr. 8 in Detmold; setting up of showrooms.
Own technical school for development and establishment of the quality-assurance department.
Own warehouse in Lage, Sülterheide Industrial Estate, for ceramic, glass and cast-mineral washbasins, handles, bathroom accessories and furniture accessories, with own forklifts and loading equipment for unloading containers and loading shipments. Starting from this year, we also had the first transport vehicle (Sprinter) to allow us to supply our customers as quickly as possible.
First trade fair with our own trade-fair stand, focusing on glass and ceramic washbasins.
Apprenticeship company: First-time employment of two commercial apprentices.
ZOW: Again at the supplier trade fair for the furniture industry with very positive feedback.
Expansion of the storage capacity by an additional warehouse at Ohmstrasse
Closure of the MDF and foil sales office
Expansion of own furniture film sales activities including warehousing
ZOW with 2 exhibition areas: "Standard" and "Trend"
Expansion of the Quality Assurance Department (in terms of number of staff and machines) for finishing work and quality optimisation
INTERZUM Cologne - First time at this world trade fair. With the entire product range on a 45m² exhibition stand.
Centralisation of the 4 warehouse locations and the administration at the new site in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Siemensstrasse 13, with a sufficient area of 1700m² and an office building.